I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
This is an example of Speex;
An Audio compression Algorithm specifically tuned
for the Reproduction of Human speech!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

generic names for when irl quidditch gets sued 


vaccines logistics reminder 

flu vaccine reminder 

recording of the show I went on last night to talk blaseball with cal of blaseball news and the geek beat radio hosts: geekbeatradiopodcasts.objects-

here's another link someone randomly dropped in our discord just in case the first doesn't work radio.garden/listen/geekbeatra

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tonight I'll be talking blaseball on geekbeatradio.com at 7pm US/Pacific for a couple of hours

I'll be joined by cal of blaseball.news, and we'll be talking about building tools and collecting stats about a simulated sport, as well as the strange niche of reporting on an ever-changing alternate reality

updated my bio to make it clear that I'll still post from this account periodically

please don't be upset if I decline your follow request on my smol account. I don't really have a clear way of explaining the set of people I'll let follow me so if you want to follow there, well, fuck around and find out

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I really hate that you have to disable your own account in order to set up a redirect so that people don't @ it accidentally.

after 2.5 years I'm soft-deprecating this account

I'm still around at @ili, just wanted a much smaller corner of the fedi. if you need me you can DM me there


west coast fires 

@silby in this case it's "direly misguided security organization"

the only way I stay sane at work is knowing exactly which people to forward obnoxious shit to, so I can perform targeted escalations to other people who accept zero bullshit

ah shit the blaseball commissioner quote tweeted me

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